The Mystery of Déjà VU and Feelings of Prediction

Have you ever tested déjà vu? If that term is unfamiliar to you, it is not unusual: Things with strange sensations and irrational ones always have a scientific name that is unknown to people. Déjà vu is a French word that means already seen or seen before.

Have you ever felt like you've seen a moment or experienced a situation, and you've felt strange like you've lived this thing before? Don't worry, you're not alone. I also experienced this strange feeling, and although the situation I couldn't have experienced before, I feel like I know every detail.

Have you told a friend that you've been standing in this place before, or even seen this cat pass by like this before? Your friends then say that you're delusional and you've never been here before or even ignore a conversation and start another conversation.

This situation seems strange, so let's hear now why this phenomenon is happening. Two of every three women or men experience this phenomenon in their lives. This phenomenon occurs in people with déjà vu once a year and decreases with age.


Spiritual Causes of Déjà VU 

Many explanations have been proposed, both fictional and scientifically based. Some people say that this phenomenon is a sign that you remember a part of your previous life.

There are those who say it's a glitch in the Matrix which makes us unaware that intelligent machines have already taken over the world. That explanation sounds a little science fiction. We always associate déjà vu sense with mystery and supernatural things because they're usually fast and unpredictable.


Scientifically Based Causes of Déjà VU

The phenomenon of déjà vu is difficult to study, but scientists have tried as hard as possible to understand hypnosis, virtual reality, and other methods. It was initially believed that déjà vu was caused by the brain forming false memories, but it was later proved wrong after several tests.

Déjà vu has been directly associated with temporal lobe epilepsy and, according to studies, it can occur during actual seizure activity and people with these seizures can experience moments between seizures.

The problem is that the phenomenon is difficult to study, as it occurs suddenly, and happens in people without health problems, which can contribute to this phenomenon.

There are several theories that explain this phenomenon and the first one is split perception. The theory is that Déjà vu happens when you see something at two different times.

The first time you see this thing, you're distracted, and then your brain starts to regurgitate the memory of it, even if it has limited information and memory, but at the same time you're not aware of it, and when you see it again, which is, for your first time, your brain starts to remember it and you experience déjà vu.

Another theory that has been proposed by scientists is the presence of malfunctions in the circuitry of the brain. This theory suggests that déjà vu results from damage to the brain referred to as a short electrical failure in the form of seizures.

The result is a confusion of events, and the brain realizes the error that is happening today as being something that has happened before.


What Do You Think? Is It a Dysfunction or Memory Recall?

Another explanation for the theory is the result of dysfunction. Normally, when your brain absorbs information, it follows a specific path of short-term memory storage, but in the event of a malfunction short-term memories can take a shortcut to long-term memory storage. 

This difference in time may be short but your mind recognizes them as two different experiences of this individual event.

Memory recall theory is also one of the theories that emerged to explain déjà vu.  Experts believe déjà vu is related to the way in which memories are processed; Anne Cleary supported this theory through her research, finding evidence that déjà vu occurred in response to something that she had previously experienced but did not remember.

It can be a childhood event or you can't remember it for some unknown reason, when if the security memory leads to a feeling of familiarity and the memory simply links the memories together, then déjà vu occurs.


When Do We Have To Worry About Repeating This Phenomenon?

This phenomenon is often not seriously caused, but it can occur before or during epileptic seizures and is a symptom of their onset. If you have frequent déjà vu with epileptic seizures, it is best to see a doctor immediately. To avoid the risk, if you have déjà vu more than once a month, visit your doctor.

This phenomenon is also associated with dementia patients suffering from repeated déjà vu experiments and dementia is a serious patient that should never be ignored.

If you have déjà vu, but it doesn't happen very often, don't worry, it's a phenomenon that affects many people. Although it's not yet clearly explained, scientists are doing their best to uncover the hidden aspects of it.


Written by - Aya Salah Zaki

Edited by - Adrija Saha


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